The Index of Multiple Deprivation is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas (or neighbourhoods) in England

The Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks every small area in England from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area). It is common to describe how relatively deprived a small area is by saying whether it falls among the most deprived 10 per cent, 20 per cent or 30 per cent of small areas in England (although there is no definitive cut-off at which an area is described as 'deprived').

Indices of Multiple Deprivation by Regions - % Population for 10% lowest 2010 and 2015 IMD score

This chart presents the percentage of population for the lowest IMD decile (most deprived areas) in 2010 and 2015 IMD within each region.

LSOA-level population and IMD datas for each year are linked before being aggregated into region level.

2010 Indices of Multiple Deprivation by Regions (Adjusted IMD for 2011 LSOAs) - % Population for 10% lowest IMD score

This chart presents the percentage of population for the lowest IMD decile (most deprived areas) in 2010 IMD by age groups within each region. Note that this is an adjusted IMD for 2011 LSOAs, not the original 2010 IMD.

LSOA-level population and IMD datas are linked before being aggregated into region level.

2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation by Regions - % Population for 10% lowest IMD score

This chart presents the percentage of population for the lowest IMD decile (most deprived areas) in 2015 IMD by age groups within each region.

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LSOA-level population and IMD datas are linked before being aggregated into region level.